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The Power Of The Tongue

I think we all need, once in a while, a simple reminder of the power of the tongue.

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That was such a kind and honest evaluation. I can't take all the credit for this particular poem though. I owe it to my mum - the first person to point out Prov. 15:1 to me in the Bible, and...

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Something To Tame

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Published: February 2018

I have seen what words can do,
As I deal with people everywhere;
The tongue is powerful, it's true!
Something to tame and use with care.

I've seen spiteful words ruin a life
And gentle words heal and bless;
I've seen careless words stir up strife
And tender words ease distress.

I've watched silence speak out loud
And idle chatter bring mischief;
Seen timely words persuade a crowd
And hasty words end in grief.

I've seen people eat their words,
Who can't seem to hold their tongue;
Watched them take the shame it affords
When they are later proved wrong.

My tongue, too, can go astray,
So, Dear Lord, help me watch with care
To whom I'd speak and what I'd say,
How I'd speak and when and where.

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  • Ekponoabasi by Ekponoabasi
  • 1 year ago

It's a simple creation of a sincere thought. This is true. Our tongues can bite and soothe life. Good work.

That was such a kind and honest evaluation. I can't take all the credit for this particular poem though. I owe it to my mum - the first person to point out Prov. 15:1 to me in the Bible, and also to an inspiring quote by William Norris. Thanks for the kind words.

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